Protesters stand ground in North Minneapolis
Charles Hallman from the Spokesman-Recorder provides for us an excellent slide show capturing the protest efforts of NAACP and Black Lives Matter Minneapolis, as well as a thorough breakdown of the community’s perspective on the events leading up to Jamar Clark’s death. Here’s a brief excerpt, a quote from one of the protesters interviewed at the scene:
“We are fed up,” said Williams. If this had happened to a young White male in Minnetonka, there would be no questions and the community would not be out like this. There is a real sickness in our police department here in Minneapolis. We don’t want to sit at the table and have another conversation or another dialogue. We want real action.”
Check out the full story and many great photos here.
Transindia: Who Are the Hijras? A Documentary of India’s Forgotten Transgender Community
Learn about a documentary needing funding to show the negligence against the transgender community in India. This article by Claire-Renee Kohner on The Column talks about a situation far from home in the Twin Cities, but close in mind as we think of marginalized communities..
Read and donate to the Indiegogo fundraising efforts here!
2016 ThreeSixty Youth Social Media Summit registration open
ThreeSixty’s inaugural Youth Social Media Summit takes place on Saturday, February 27, 2016 from 11:00 a.m – 2:00 p.m. at the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul campus. The event includes 75 – 100 diverse Twin Cities high school students, a featured speaker, breakout sessions and the opportunity for students to experience life on a college campus.
Apply soon, as space as limited, at this link.